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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckDodgers, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just go wood ducks.I have blue hawk poultry fence with 2in x 3in rectangles in it. Will they escape from those?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    How tall is the fence?

    What will go across the top of the fence?

    Have you clipped their wings? You need to learn how to do this properly, so don't try it until you get the right information.

    Hope some wood duck folks check in. There is a forum, I think, for non-domestic and ornamental fowl

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/46/ornamental-fowl-swans-etc
     
  3. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is 4 ft tall with netting on top but I am worried they will slip through the 2in x 3in holes in the side of the fence
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If they are that tiny they need to be in some kind of brooder with heat and someone watching out for them, it's amazing what tiny ducklings can get into that's why they need a mama either of the duck kind of human kind. Hardware cloth around bottom 2' of fencing keeps preds from reaching in and grabbing and pulling ducks heads off.
     
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  5. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 6 months to a year old so would they still fit through?
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't think so if that age but still there is always the threat of a raccoon reaching in a grabbing a duck I'm talking about at night now will they be locked into a secure house at night? if so then probably wouldn't need to have hardware cloth around bottom unless you just felt they needed added protection during day time. Do you have pics? of your ducks and set up?
     
  7. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have a house to lock them up in. and not yet I am going to post some this weekend. but it is a 10ft x 14ft yard with a 6ft x 4ft x 7 ft house (l x w x h)
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get coated small diameter chicken wire and run it around the inside bottom of the fence and make sure they cannot wedge themselves betwee the layers of fence
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Look forward to seeing pics. Congrats on your new ducks. [​IMG]
     
  10. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok but until I get that they should be fine?
     

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